Author Richard Wagamese is named the 2013 Burt Award recipient for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for his YA novel, Indian Horse. Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his story.
L'histoire du chandail orange is the French language edition of The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad, Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band) The authors relates her true story explaining the history behind Orange Shirt Day held each Septem
Les Mots Volés by author Melanie Florence and published by Editions Scholastic is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. This French language translation of Stolen Words is told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather. The book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.
The Journey Forward: Novellas on Reconciliation, Lucy & Lola and When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! is a unique flip book published by McKellar and Martin publishers. Printed as one book the two novellas address the issues surrounding residential schools, foster care (60s scoop), Truth, Reconciliation and what this means for students from grades five to eight.
Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools is a teacher resource of edited readings for secondary level students. This 200 plus page resource introduces students to the residential schools subject area. The book introduces themes of identity, language, membership, history of residential schools, Indian Act, worldview, church and government apologies, truth and reconciliation, genocide, and healing choices. The book includes a timeline and glossary. Thoughtful questions are provided for the teacher.